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balk

the action of a horse when it refuses to obey a command to which it usually responds. See also jibbing.
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These huge numbers show that the BP oil spill, hurricanes, and continued wetland degradation threaten not only the Gulf regional economy, but the national economy' cautions report coauthor David Balker, executive director of Earth Economics, Baton Rouge, La.
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The mare was ready to go, but that big gelding turned out to be a balker who wouldn't move an inch when harnessed.